Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Jimi Hendrix: There's a Newly Located House Over Yonder

From the BBC:

The childhood home of Jimi Hendrix has been saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute. The house in Seattle will be moved to a site opposite the cemetery where the late singer was buried in 1970s. The dilapidated house had already been moved to a temporary site and a four-year court battle with authorities began to save it.

James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle plan to renovate the building into a community centre. The foundation, which was set up by Hendrix's younger brother Leon, plans to reconstruct the house on a three-acre site they bought for £980,000 ($1.8m). Plans for the property include a facility that will offer music lessons, practice rooms and a library of musical instruments.
If it were up to me, I would have moved the house to the site of Ringo Starr's birthplace.

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